Labour’s Failures Part 3 – Government electric vehicles

Labour promised that it would have the entire Government fleet of 15,000 vehicles emissions free by 2025, so within eight years of taking office.

Their failure in this area is probably the high water mark for incompetence. Certain promises were always going to be difficult to achieve because you don’t control all the variables. But this is a simple promise to implement – you simply instruct agencies to start purchasing electric vehicles unless they would be unsuitable, and provide the extra funding for this.

After three years they have managed 108 electric vehicles, or 0.6% of the fleet. It is staggering that despite the Greens being in Government also, no one actually thought to implement, fund or monitor this promise. It shows how hollow their commitment is.

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